The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, January 06, 2007

News for 01-05-07

01-05-07 - Former Officers Warn 'Surge' in Iraq Could Place Fatal Strain on U.S. Military "Surge? Yes, we can," said retired Army Col. Douglas MacGregor, a decorated combat veteran who led armored cavalry in Operation Desert Storm. "It will break the force, which in my estimation is broken already. It will leave you with no strategic reserves."

01-05-07 - China tells Iran to make 'serious response' to UN resolution Chinese President Hu Jintao has urged Iran to make a "serious response" to a United Nations Security Council resolution on its nuclear program, China's state media said.

01-05-07 - Bush: No peace with Iran developing nuclear arms

01-05-07 - Cakewalk Crowd Abandons Bush by Patrick J. Buchanan Almost all the neoconservatives have now departed the seats of power in the Bush administration and retreated to their sinecures at Washington think tanks, to plot the next war ? on Iran.
Meanwhile, brave young Americans, the true idealists and the casualties of the neocons' war, come home in caskets, 20 a week, to Dover and, at Walter Reed, learn to walk again on steel legs.

01-05-07 - Throngs protest Saddam hanging in Jordan Thousands of mostly Sunni Muslim protesters marched through Jordan's capital Friday, condemning Saddam Hussein's execution and lashing out at American and Shiite Muslim influence in the Arab world.

01-05-07 - McCain: 'I'll sleep a hell of a lot better' if we stay in Iraq

01-05-07 - Negroponte's Exit Planned Ahead of Time "Negroponte made the same mistake Tenet made," a former senior intelligence official stated. "He's become a member of the White House team, making policy, not providing intelligence."

01-05-07 - White House visitor records closed The White House and the Secret Service quietly signed an agreement last spring in the midst of the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal declaring that records identifying visitors to the White House are not open to the public.

01-05-07 - Litvinenko inquiry closes in on suspected killers Detectives are close to identifying the suspected killers of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian agent, but it looks increasingly likely that the alleged assassins will escape prosecution.

01-05-07 - UN nuclear chief to report on whether to continue atomic aid to Iran

01-05-07 - Rice Warns North Korea Against Second Nuclear Test

01-05-07 - Foreign spying on U.S. defense technology seen rising In one case, a female spy seduced an American translator to learn his computer password. His unclassified network was later found to be infected by viruses planted by a foreign intelligence service. Hmmm...this story sounds familiar.

01-05-07 - Hearing in two days for anti-war officer

01-05-07 - The "Demonization" of Muslims and the Battle for Oil

01-05-07 - 2007: Decisive Year for the Israeli-Neocon Attack Iran Plan

01-05-07 - Cairo dismayed at 'primitive' Saddam death Mr Mubarak said that when it became clear the former Iraqi dictator was about to be hanged he sent a message to president George Bush asking to get it postponed

01-05-07 - Chirac renews attack on Iraq war

01-05-07 - Oil prices climb after sharp dip Oil prices rose to some $56 a barrel, after seeing their sharpest drop in two years a day earlier.

01-05-07 - Dead Russian spy planned blackmail: acquaintance

01-05-07 - House reforms travel provisions Jewish groups were concerned that the travel reform would crimp Israel trips, but were assuaged by reassurances that such trips were certain to continue, albeit run by non-profit groups and not lobbies.

01-05-07 - AIPAC welcomes Khalilzad Khalilzad is considered a loyal Bush staffer and is unlikely to deviate from administration policies of strong support for Israel and confrontation with Iran.

01-05-07 - U.S. deports Ohio imam A Muslim leader convicted of lying about his involvement with a suspected terrorist organization has been deported to his native Palestinian territories, immigration authorities said Friday.

01-05-07 - Brother of avowed suicide bomber pleads Haven't seen too many arrests/trials of Al Qaeda suspects these days. The 'war on terror' largely serves Israel.

01-05-07 - Lebanese stage symbolic funeral for Iraq's Saddam

01-05-07 - Attack on Iran could bring devastation to Arab world Still in the grip of the neoconservative cabal which has destroyed his presidency by its insane belligerence, Bush continues to see the Tehran-Damascus-Hezbollah-Hamas axis as the main enemy to confront and bring down.

01-05-07 - Most Jews ever set to enter Congress Also, much of the Democratic leadership is considered strong on Israel, including incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) and Rahm Emanuel (D-Illinois), head of the House Democratic Caucus. And many Republican backers of Israel, who no longer head committees, still continue to serve in minority leadership roles.

01-05-07 - APN chides Bush on Middle East Americans for Peace Now accused President Bush of neglecting Arab-Israeli peace and urged him not to obstruct Israel-Syria talks.


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